Jay: To Trade or not to Trade

Let me start off, I am a fan of Manny Ramirez.  I think he is one of the ten greatest hitters of all time.  He has helped win two World Series for the Sox, MVP in one of them.  He has been a fixture in one of the best offenses the past eight year, but I think it is time to part ways.  It seems to be that management and Tito are sick of the act.  All good things must end and the Sox should try to get something for him.  There are a couple of stipedents  though, #1 he has to go to a National League team.  #2 the team must be in contention and #3 the Sox must get back Major-league ready prospects. All right here are my teams.

The New York Mets.  They fit all three criteria and the Mets GM LOVES Manny.  He would bolster that line-up that desperately needs right handed power, and  he solidifies a corner spot.  He can reunite with Pedro and the Mets would be the favorite with him.  The Sox though would need to get back Mike Pelfry, 3b prospect Dan Murphy, and OF prospect Fernando Martinez.

Colorado Rockies.  Not a bad fit.  Right now they are under .500, but are not out of the NL West.  I would ask for Matt Holliday and Brian Fuentes in return.  Then the Sox should lock up Holliday to a long term contract.  Fuentes would be a rental and maybe the Sox could throw in another prospect to balance it out. 

Arizona Diamondbacks.  The team needs offense in the worst way.  I would start with Justin Upton and Max Scherzer.

St. Louis Cardinals.  Both teams ahead of them, the Brewers and Cubs have both made some big splashes.  The Cards are only 4 games out and I think they are one big bat away.  Imagine Pujols and ManRam back-to-back.  Scary.  I would ask for Catching prospect Bryan Anderson, reliever Fernando Salas, and outfielder Ryan Ludwick.  Plus I think the Sox would have to throw in a prospect to balance it out. 

Those are my four teams, in order of what I think will work out best for both clubs.  Of course if Manny straightens things out and gets back to doing what he does best, hitting baseballs not traveling secretaries and keeping his mouth shut, the Sox are a better team that way.  I can’t see them picking up his option though.  I think Friday night was the last straw.  Whatever happens over the next few days will make for great talk.

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4 Responses to “Jay: To Trade or not to Trade”

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  2. […] Rockies News » News Jay: To Trade or not to Trade2008-07-28 08:07:53They term contract. … fit. Right now they are under .500, but are under .500, […]

  3. […] York Mets News » News Jay: To Trade or not to Trade2008-07-28 08:09:36Handed Manny. He can reunite with Pedro and he solidifies a corner spot. He would […]

  4. […] Louis Cardinals News » News Jay: To Trade or not to Trade2008-07-28 08:10:49Think only 4 games out and Cubs have both made some big splashes. The Cards are […]

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